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Tutorial: Sea-Inspired Art Journal Pages


Sea Inspired Art Journal Pages

In this blog post I am sharing a tutorial for creating these sea-inspired art journal pages. I am using a Strathmore Mixed Media Journal for this project. You can click on any of the images below to enlarge them.



Step 1: Start by adding a thick layer of white gesso to your pages.

Step 2: Whilst this is still wet, sprinkle some white embossing powder and clear embossing powder onto your pages in a wavy line. This step is optional, but it will provide some extra detail and paint resist for the following stages.

Step 3: I also decided to add some craft glitter for extra sparkle amongst my waves.



Step 4: Use a heat tool to set the embossing powder and ensure the gesso is dry.

Step 5: To add extra interest to my art journal project, I am applying modelling paste through a dotty stencil using a palette knife.

Step 6: Once this is dry, use a blue spray to start building up some colour. I used a Cosmic Shimmer Airless Mister in Pacific Point Colour.



Step 7: Use a water spritzer to help spread out some of the blue spray.

Step 8: Next, use a couple of different blue shades of watercolour. I'm using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi set. Concentrate the colours along the wavy line you first created and also add a few splashes around the outside.

Step 9: Add some final white splashes, I used Amsterdam white acrylic ink.


Sea Inspired Art Journal Pages

Finish off by adding some journal writing. I used a black Muji gel pen for this.


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You can also watch a video of how these pages were created here.




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